• Action 9: Widow says she continued to receive ambulance bills for late husband

    By: Don Griffin


    A widow said she has to relive the pain of her husband's death every time she receives a bill for part of his medical treatment.

    Betty Clark’s husband, Bobby, died last year after suffering a severe stroke. But she said she was still getting ambulance bills for him that her insurance wouldn’t pay.

    Clark said three separate bills from Medic totaling more than $2,600 have been submitted to America's First Choice Insurance.

    “I called and they said they paid the bill, and I would get another letter from Medic saying they hadn't received the payment,” she said.

    Clark said America's First Choice told her that on seven different calls.

    Meanwhile, Medic continues to send her letters threatening collection action.

    But Clark said if she's forced to pay the bills, she wouldn't have money to live on from her meager Social Security check.

    “I don't know how I'm going to make a payment plan, you know, to pay this off,” she said. “But I didn't want this hanging over my head.”

    Action 9 got in touch with America's First Choice.

    A spokesperson said due to privacy concerns, they couldn't discuss the issue, but assured us the company had acted appropriately and expeditiously to resolve the issue.

    It then notified Clark they had paid the bills.

    “It feels wonderful to get this off my mind,” Clark said. “Thank you so very much.”

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